MnSCU presidents, trustees back chancellor

Published 9:02 am Friday, November 21, 2014

ST. PAUL — Minnesota State Colleges and Universities presidents and trustees are voicing support for the system’s chancellor while faculty and student groups continue to question his leadership.

Opponents say Chancellor Steven Rosenstone’s collaboration plan for the system’s 31 schools had little input from faculty and students. They were not informed of a $2 million consulting contract with New York-based McKinsey & Co. which helped develop the plan.

MnSCU presidents say “there are difficult questions of sustainability” facing the institutions. Trustees board chairman Tom Renier is urging faculty groups to take Rosenstone up on his offer to mediate their dispute.

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